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Melting glaciers 'threaten UK'

Melting ice in the Arctic could end up costing Britain billions of pounds. Leading scientists have told ITV News that the country needs to prepare now for the increased threat of flooding caused by rising sea levels.

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Are rapid changes in the Arctic affecting UK weather?

The UK is experiencing an unusually long winter with some of the coldest temperatures on record for March and April.

Some scientists believe that rapid melting of Arctic ice - it shrank to its smallest area on record in September 2012 - may be altering our weather system.

ITV News' Science Editor Lawrence McGinty has travelled to a remote research station close to the North Pole to observe how the Arctic is changing and how this could affect us.

Here is the first in a series of special reports:

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